Exploring the Wilderness

Throughout this series, we are offering a special 6-week experience. These materials are structured to provide a safe space for you to process your journey through the pandemic. They will guide us through unpacking the experiences of the last year and utilize the reflection model developed in our Pathway ministry.

A printout of materials is available at the Melrose campus office or can be mailed upon request to jvincent@broadwayunited.org

Download Entire Exploring the Wilderness Workbook and Daily Reading Journal

Additional Resources

The videos referenced in the Daily Reading Journal have been compiled as a YouTube Playlist. The Spotified playlist, curated by Carla Lafontaine (Greenwood Worship Team), brings together a soundtrack for wilderness journeys.

Youtube Playlist

Spotify Channel

About the Authors

Katy Attanasi Barker is the Minister of Formation at Broadway United Methodist. She and her husband James have two children, ages 6 and 9, who are being homeschooled this year due to COVID. She has a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt, and she enjoys sewing and playing the harp in her free time. Katy grew up in northern Virginia outside of DC and moved to Bowling Green in 2015. She has lived in five states and seven cities and traveled to two dozen countries.

Raised in a pastor’s home, Wendell VanValin is the Pathway Minister at Broadway United Methodist.  With a BA from Asbury College and a Masters in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wendell has been a senior pastor for twenty-five years.  He has worked in recovery at Broadway since 2005 and has written several books.  In his free time, Wendell enjoys writing, gardening, hunting, and fishing as well as spending time with his wife, Robbie, and their two kids and three grandchildren.